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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1137
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...

Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.

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$75.94*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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$45.27*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
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$64.99*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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Lovely cruise in the rain.

We heard lots of people fussing over the rain, but when it rains hundreds of temporary waterfalls start rushing over the cliffs that would be dry if the sun was out! Wear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sohar, Oman
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Sohar, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard lots of people fussing over the rain, but when it rains hundreds of temporary waterfalls start rushing over the cliffs that would be dry if the sun was out! Wear waterproof clothing (it's one of the rainiest places in the world, after all), and just accept that you will be damp; it's utterly worth it. Some of the... More 

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Winters, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit disappointed when we realized our day on Milford Sound was going to be wet and dreary. I must say, however, that the weather constantly changes. We saw very little sunshine but the ever changing clouds added to the majestic nature of the trip. In addition, the waterfalls were incredible; hundreds of waterfalls flowing down rock faces.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the enhanced Discover Nature trip on the boat The Lady Bowen. This was a brilliant trip. Although it was frequently bucketing down and the cloud base was low we saw so much. The nature guide pointed out all manner of fascinating things and the boat skipper expertly got us right up against the cliff faces and under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've always dreamed of doing a Milford Sound cruise and so when we saw that you can get them for NZD $60, we immediately booked it. We didnt expect too much for such a low price, but oh we were so surprised! Fantastic tour by southern discoveries, funny 'tour guide', great views and just all in all a great experience.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked Bus trip to Milford Sound plus Nature Cruise. We got picked up at our hotel. Our guide-driver and guide on the boat were very informative and friendly. We really enjoyed our day. The store on the boat was very poorly equipped and they didn't accept cards and didn't have any change if you pay with cash.... so in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of the 2.5 weeks my husband and I were in Australia and NZ, this was by far the highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend experiencing the journey via flight. It's expensive but so worth the splurge - you see unique terrain that can only be seen from above and the entire flight is jaw-dropping beauty. You get picked... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise was beautiful. Had a very nice lunch and visited the Discovery Centre which was great. Then I did the Kayaking which is a MUST!! Staff were all vey pleasant and helpful especially on the Kayaking trip.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: Southern discoveries Cruise Southern Discoveries cruise is a remarkable journey through the serene and marvellous surroundings of the Milford sounds with enchanting sights of waterfalls and sea animals. The sojourn takes us close to Tasman sea with close encounter with nature and beauty of the surroundings. The cruise has several View points such as the top deck... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon cruise with Southern on Dec 29th only to discover many days later that we were double charged for the whole affair (coach-cruise-fly). What a rip off! And no refund provided, all the companies are just keeping the money. We suspect that Glenorchy Air was the main culprit behind this, and they've refused to provide a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We compared and questioned several of the cruise tours and opted for the Southern Discoveries - Eco tour! Couldn't be a better choice! A very comfortable boat and drinks available. Free coffee and tea - other drinks and snacks to purchase. Daniel was our eco tour guide on the boat - funny and informative. Loved his sense of humor and... More 

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